This kid is going to blow up this year.

Nav, an up and coming rapper, who is relatively unknown as he has not released any mixtapes or official albums to date but he has plenty that I can really vibe to and I know you would too if you haven’t heard him yet.  Like fellow artists Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR; Nav is one of the few notable artists to represent what is known as the “6” a.k.a Toronto, Ontario. Coincidentally, Nav and The Weeknd each have the same manager and it appears that Nav is attempting to do something similar to what the Weeknd had done during his rise to fame. During his rise to fame in 2011, The Weeknd released a mixtape, “House of Balloons”, which put got his name and his sound out there but not his face as he remained unseen while he was coming up. Nav is taking a similar approach as he has made very few appearances in social media while keeping low-key from the Hip-hop community.

Luckily for us fellow hip-hopheads, Nav has at least one project on the way this year.

On December 24 of 2016, well known producer, Metro Boomin’, released a tweet that announced he and Nav would be releasing a collaborative album in the upcoming year of 2017. I believe this will be the album that Nav officially is introduced to the world as he still is relatively unknown to the average person but with working with one of the best producers in the hip-hop/rap industry in “Metro”, he will rise to prominence.

Nav also released a tweet himself on February 8, stating that his first project is finished. It is unclear whether he was referring to the project with Metro Boomin’ or another project altogether.

We will have to wait and see what Nav has in store for us in terms of music releases in what seems to be a year full of potential for the Toronto rapper. In the meantime, here are a few of my personal favorites of Nav that have contributed to his rise to success.

Myself- Nav

Up- Nav

Nothing On Me-Nav

Ten Toes Down- Nav

Other notable features or verses by Nav on songs by other rappers:

Biebs in the Trap- Travi$ Scott ft. Nav

Re Up- Belly ft. Nav